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What Is the Message of Hajj?

Wahiduddin Khan & First Hajj Reflections

Prior to 1982, my knowledge of Hajj had been limited to what I could gain from books, and so, when at last in that year I had the privilege of performing this religious duty, I felt myself singularly blessed. Although the rites of Hajj are spread over only a few days, as symbolic guidelines, they …

Spiritual Ethics

What Are the Spiritual Ethics of Hajj?

Short Answer: According to Islam, God is the goal of the human heart. Every aspect of Hajj reflects some aspect of the Hereafter. Throughout the performance of Hajj, the pilgrim can easily observe that it is a course of spiritual enrichment. The true purpose of tawaf is the ‘circling’ of the heart in remembrance of the Lord of the House. …

13 Tips for Acceptable Hajj

13 Tips for Acceptable Hajj

Are you performing Hajj this year? The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) has a great promise for you. Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “The reward for a Hajj mabroor is nothing but Paradise” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim). Here are 13 tips …

Martin Lings Recalling His First Pilgrimage to Makkah

Martin Lings Recalling His Pilgrimage to Makkah

I had wept several times during the Pilgrimage, and I wept once again when, going over the top of a rise in the land, we suddenly saw, lying in front of us, the City of Muhammad, a little city of palms and domes, amongst which all eyes came to rest on the green dome of the Mosque of the Prophet.

reason Hajj

Understanding the Why of Hajj: Is It Only For Worship?

Short Answer: Hajj is a journey of spiritual and intellectual rebirth. At Hajj, pilgrims practice the five pillars of Islam. They show Allah that they are able to relinquish all types of worldly pleasure. In addition, Muslims meet with their fellow Muslims to celebrate the sense of belonging to one nation. Hajj is a journey into history as well as …

Describe Hajj

How Can I Describe Hajj to Non-Muslims?

Short Answer: Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. Muslims who are physically and financially capable of doing Hajj should do it once in their lifetimes. They perform the core rituals of Hajj in Makkah, Mena and Arafah over a duration of five days. They learn unity, equality, universality, unity of purpose, togetherness, selflessness, humbleness, and sharing. The …

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Allah's Guests: Are You Ready for Hajj?

Hajj is an amazing journey. It’s physically and psychologically challenging, a ritual in self-purification and a rehearsal for the Day of Judgment. Despite the challenges, upon the completion of their Hajj, many people describe feeling a sense of peace unlike any other. Unfortunately, not everyone who goes for Hajj attains this peace. Some people come …

UK Police Tips to Avoid Hajj Fraud

UK Police Warns Against Hajj Fraud, Offers Advice to Pilgrims

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE – In an official statement on July 9, Nottinghamshire Police has presented some fraud avoidance advices for British Muslim pilgrims who are heading to Makkah for Hajj next August. “Within this pilgrimage mass of humanity are thousands of UK citizens, many of whom will have saved for years in the knowledge that, for them, …

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Why Do Millions of Muslims Go to Hajj?

Hajj is a unique occasion when God is specially merciful to His servants. He answers the prayers of all those who undertake the pilgrimage with sincere faith. The pilgrims should rely wholeheartedly on God’s forgiveness and mercy and pray to Him with sincerity and devotion.



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